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Fresh Tomato Tart




Fresh Tomato Tart

  • Author: theperksofbeingus
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry thawed overnight in refrigerator
  • 1/2 cup freshly shredded gruyere or other favorite cheese
  • Garlic olive oil (We use garlic oil that we make ahead in a large batch!)
  • Sliced fresh tomatoes, or whole cherry tomatoes
  • Note that the cherry tomato tart will take longer to cook
  • Fresh ground pepper
  • Dried Italian herbs, or minced fresh oregano


  • Preheat oven to 425 Degrees
  • If using sliced tomatoes, slice them, and arrange on a cutting board that drains, or a board on a piece of paper towel, and salt, to allow the juice to run out (prevents a soggy tart!)
  • Put a piece of parchment paper on a baking pan
  • Spray with non stick spray
  • Place puff pastry in center
  • Use sharp knife to score (do not cut all the way through) about one inch around outside
  • Use a fork, and generously poke holes all over the center section.

  • Bake for 16 minutes, turning pan half way through.
  • Pull it out, and if the middle has puffed, take the flat part of a fork and smash it down.

  • Brush with garlic oil
  • Spread shredded cheese in center
  • Sprinkle with herbs
  • Put a few grinds of fresh pepper on top
  • Top with either whole cherry tomatoes, or fresh sliced
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, turning half way for the whole sliced ¬†tomatoes
  • Bake for 30 minutes, turning half way through for the cherry tomatoes, as they take longer to cook.
  • When tart comes out, put a sprinkle of kosher salt on the cherry tomato version. (Sliced version is already salted)
  • Allow to rest for at least 5 minutes
  • Use parchment to pick up tart, and move to a cutting, and serving board, and slide out the parchment
  • Be sure to use a sharp knife to cut into 4 squares.


The type of cheese you should use should be a hard, tangy, flavorful cheese. We have used many varieties of sharp cheese combos, and they all turn out so good. Recently we used a whiskey white cheddar along with a drunken goat cheese. Winner combo for sure! 

Keywords: Puff pastry, tomato tart, brunch, breakfast, easy recipes, clean eating